Critical Mass

“Name that Author,” Brooklyn, September 13 [2]


Brooklyn Rail Books Editor, Author, NBCC member John Reed emceed the “Name that Author” game.

Rules of the game: The clues were created by NBCC prez and cluemeister Jane Ciabattari, drawing from the text of past NBCC fiction awards finalists and winners. There were four rounds of the game, with each offering clues for each decade. Contestants had 15 seconds to ring their bells and give answers.

The game got off to a quick start, when Reed announced Round 1, the 1970s, Clue 1:

Clue #1:  “In 1902 Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview Avenue hill in New Rochelle, New York…” 

David L. Ulin answered correctly for the first score of the night. Can you name that author?